# Tag: NTNU

• ## First Week of the Fall Term 2011 – Mathematics Graduate School

It’s the second week of school, but with a bank holiday last Monday (09/12/11), graduate school started up slowly. It will take until next week until everyone is finally registered to all of their classes. It took me a while to do so as well, because they changed up the system from a program that…

• ## Doing A Graduate Degree In Taiwan

I just read Fili’s most recent post about his stint at a Taiwanese university (I couldn’t tell which from the post). Having been an international student at NTNU, in the graduate program of Mathematics since ’09, I have different things to report. Granted, I am studying in sciences at the graduate level, so the classes…

• ## Mathematical Teaching Methods

I It seems to me quite logical on how math classes should proceed. The professor presents some theory, with theorems and their demonstration, as well as definitions and propositions, before venturing into a slew of examples. For some reason, this is completely absent from my classes in Taiwan. The examples. I don’t know what these…

• ## Rainy Mathematical Days

I The rain has finally abated. I love the rain in Canada, but I hate it here. Why? You just get wet all the time. You get wet when you get on the scooter, when you drive around, and when you get off. Rain gear does wonders, but it’s annoying to have to carry it…

• ## Second Week of School

It’s the second week of school and my classmates have become quite curious about me⁵. I usually hang out with Mary and John. John showed me the two science bookstores near Taida⁴. He’s also an older student, though he lives in LongTan, Taoyuan, and commutes everyday by bus. The kids in my Modern Algebra class…

• ## Non-Riemannian Integration

We started seeing the Riemann-Stieltjes integral today as well as a reminder on rectifiable curves¹. We didn’t see much⁴, but it made me interested in other forms of measure. Appropriately, I bought Halmos’ Measure Theory [vol 18, Springer-Verlag] for \$6.18 last week. It’s going to be useful. It was a good idea to spend some…

• ## Graduate Trash and First Impressions

Apparently, a few months ago, there was trash all over the graduate student area at NTNU. It was so bad that the professors and staff talked about how to clean up your own trash for about 20 minutes today. It was kind of funny. Charlotte told me that most graduate students are babied and really…